Upcoming Webinars: Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities (August 2); Accessibility and Emerging Technology - Keys to Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities (August 16)
Jul 30, 2012
The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has announced the next event in its AT Works series, a sequence of free webcasts and webinars that explore the connection between emerging technologies and the employment of people with disabilities.
The AT Works online educational series is part of ODEP's technology initiative, which promotes the accessibility of workplace technology as a means to increasing the hiring, retention and advancement of people with disabilities in the public and private sector.
Next in the series is a live webinar on Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities. Presenters will address the current state of accessible technology for those with cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as provide examples of the current and future use of these technologies in the workplace. Details are as follows:
What: A live webinar moderated by Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. Among the confirmed presenters is Ari Ne'eman , President and Co-founder, Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
When: Thursday, August 2nd from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST. Presentation slides will be provided prior to the webinar, and an archived version of the slides will be made available following the event.
Where: Access the webinar and accompanying presentation slides at http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Technology.htm. This event will be live audio-captioned and will feature a real-time Twitter feed with the hashtag #ATworks. No registration is required.
Who: Employers, workers, policymakers, advocates and others interested in learning more about accessible technology and its impact on the employment of people with disabilities.
The August 2nd webinar will be followed on August 16th by an Accessibility and Emerging Technology - Keys to Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities webinar. Panelists will include Jim Tobias, President of Inclusive Technologies and Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google.
For more information about ODEP and its efforts to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities through accessible technology, including an archived version of the June 21st AT Works: Accessible Technology in the Workplace webcast, visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Technology.htm.